Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Research Article

Determination of Communication Skills of Nursing Education Instructors


Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kırşehir, Türkiye


Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli Üniversitesi, Semra ve Vefa Küçük Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Nevşehir, Türkiye

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 31-36
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.57625
Read: 1552 Downloads: 461 Published: 31 March 2021

Background: This research was conducted in order to determine the communication skills of the instructors who teach nursing education by evaluating the instructors and students.

Methods: The research was conducted with 35 lecturers and 326 students studying at the School of Health Nursing Department of a state university in the Central Anatolia Region in the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. The data were collected with the survey form and the Teacher Communication Skills Scale (TCSC). Data were evaluated by frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, independent two-sample t-test and ANOVA. 

Results: It was determined that instructors almost always showed communication behaviors in sub-dimensions, whereas students indicated that instructors showed these behaviors most of the time. A statistically significant difference was found between the mean scores of empathy, transparency, equality, effectiveness, adequacy and total scores when the mean scores of TCSCs of the instructors and students were compared (P < .001).

Conclusion: According to the results of the research, it was found that there has been a difference about communication skills between teaching staff and students and the teaching staffs’ opinions about their communication skills were more adequate than the opinions of the students.

Yerlikaya F, Güven ŞD. Determination of Communication Skills of Nursing Education Instructors. J Educ Res Nurs. 2021;18(1):31-36.

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